XvT-DB 9: The Shadow Academy: Dark Fury

Battle Information

Game platform: X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter
Missions: 4
Release date: 2003-04-04
Last updated: 2009-02-22

Darth Vader

Average rating 3.4
Reviews: 8
Bug reports: 1
Times completed: 101
Patches used

EH Ship Patch for XvT

Battle Reviews

I played this version after playing the much superior XWA version, so my initial recommendation would be to play that instead. But that may be overtly harsh - it's a perfectly fine battle. Perhaps a bit too hard, but pretty well designed and plotted.

A decent plot with impressive fleet battles. Hellish missions bring it down.

My ninety-second battle in the TIE Corps.

Not much to say about this one. A little uninspired, and I am not entirely sure it really fits in the Dark Brotherhood theme of battles. I would have liked to have seen more Force or Sith theming within the missions themselves. Felt more like a traditional TIE Corps series of missions.

An excellent battle. Challenging, fun and straightforward, and features a nice minefield to clear up, plus some dogfighting, recon and capship bombing. Maybe not the best, but a solid, good-to-fly and simple, yet effective fun mission.

I played this mission on easy, so I probably can't give an unbiased review, but I found the missions pretty straightforward and easy. One mission saw my fellow DB pilots complete the mission without my assistance! At least the TIE/IN wasn't shielded in the first mission. That's a plus.

The difficulty of this battle depends only on the difficulty level that you're willing to play with. The problem is always completing the missions and not getting killed. Nevertheless, this battle serves its purpose as a training battle for the Dark Brotherhood. This battle also deserves a plus in rating for the communication messages, where what's important is the pilot's "expensive craft" and not the pilot himself.

The battle rather too easy, the player never really feels threatened, it not what one would expect of a Jedi battle. Some of the mission goals are far too easy to reach/obtain, and the placement of craft in other mission is rather annoying, and at seemingly time pointless.

Wow. What can I say! Awesome battle. Five Stars! :P Easy, but that was the intention.

Battle Bug Reports

GN Dunta Polo


Mission 3: TIE Bomber group Sloth is referred to as a TIE Interceptor group in the briefing text, it also only attacks the Rebel FRGs Assault and not the STRKC Force. Gunboat group Rage only attacks the Rebel FRG Assault and ignores the STRKC Force. PLT/6 Shadow only attacks Rebel starfighters within range and not always attacking starships. FRG Ruin only attacks the Rebel STRKC Force and not the FRG group Assault or starfighters when in range. CRV Arcturus only attack Rebel X-wings when in range, unless fired upon. DREAD Dungeon only attacks Rebel FRGs Assault and not any other Rebel craft unless fired upon first.

Mission 4: TIE Bomber group Anger only attacks Rebel STRKC Slayer or ESC Snare, ignoring all other Rebel craft. Rebel X-Wing group Red only attack TIE Interceptor group Druid. Y-wings Gold only attack ISD Dominance. Y-wing group Blue only attacks ESC Forerunner or ISD Dominance. Rebel starships and platform only return fire instead of targeting all EH craft as soon as they enter firing range.

High Scores

Battle Total: 225,215 CM Vanguard88 2023-09-07
Mission 1: 55,960 CM Vanguard88 2023-09-07
Mission 2: 53,920 CM Vanguard88 2023-09-07
Mission 3: 45,039 CM Vanguard88 2023-09-07
Mission 4: 70,296 CM Vanguard88 2023-09-07

Top Ten

(of available records)

1 225,215 CM Vanguard88 2023-09-07
2 170,616 COL Rau Aznable 2005-03-08
3 170,028 COL Vladet Xavier 2003-08-11
4 150,404 COL TK-7764 2003-05-01
5 137,730 GN Dax Corrin 2003-04-17
6 110,625 MAJ Tuba 2011-05-23
7 109,776 SL Condar Freed 2004-07-07
8 108,230 MAJ VinDoros 2003-04-15
9 101,346 COL CrimsonFury 2003-04-26
10 99,736 MAJ Marcus Caine 2003-12-04

Battle Completion Statistics

This battle has been flown by 90 pilots a total of 99 times.

GN Abel Malik - 2003-04-09

HA Anahorn Dempsey - 5 times, last on 2021-03-24

GN Andrzej Mezynski - 2005-01-12

COL Angel

AD Apophis Kuma - 2003-10-05

CM Arcanix - 2003-10-14

CM Benji Tandor - 2023-06-30

MAJ Bobxavi

LC Choosh - 2003-04-09

LC Chris Cox - 2003-04-12

CPT Con Selar - 2003-08-13

SL Condar Freed - 2004-07-07

COL CrimsonFury - 2003-04-26

LC Curtis - 2004-07-21

LC Daisuke Airyu

AD Daniel Licinius Trajanus - 2003-04-11

CPT Dante - 2003-08-18

Darth Vader

GN Dax Corrin - 2003-04-17

MAJ Delak Krennel - 2003-07-13

COL Drak - 2004-08-29

GN Dunta Polo - 2009-08-12

LT Eifel

GN Exar Kit - 2003-04-06

LC Frey Gallandro - 2003-04-12

AD Gidda - 2005-01-17

COL Gyssler - 2015-03-17

AD Hav Antiel - 2020-09-15

MAJ Hermann - 2 times, last on 2021-10-27

MAJ Hunter - 2003-05-19

MAJ Jack Stone - 2003-05-31

CPT Jan Pieter - 2004-08-31

CM Kalith Jaenus

MAJ KEBLAOMEGA - 3 times, last on 2024-03-01

LC Kenath Zoron - 2003-08-07

VA Locke Setzer - 2023-09-19

CPT Mad Max - 2003-04-26

CM Magnus Vader - 2004-07-05

COL Malidir - 2004-07-27

FA Marcin Szydlowski

MAJ Marcus Caine - 2003-12-04

CPT Marenac

GN Mark Schueler - 2016-02-08

CM Michael K Starburst - 2003-07-04

COL Moagim Daar

COL Mouse Droid - 2004-07-04

COL Nightmare - 2003-04-06

FA Pellaeon

HA Pete Mitchell - 2019-01-20

COL Phalk Sturm - 2 times, last on 2021-10-31

COL Phantom - 2003-04-06

FA Pickled Yoda

MAJ Praetorian - 2003-06-15

CPT Predator

CM Predator

MAJ Prinz von Hoffman

AD Proton - 2003-04-15

COL Raith Sienar - 2005-03-11

GN Rancorous

AD Ranthier Khaen - 2003-08-10

COL Rau Aznable - 2005-03-08

GN Ric Hunter

LT Rosh Nyine - 2024-06-18

CM Sabbath - 2003-10-19

LC Savageaz

SL SAvageAz Mk.III

COL Shae Kitane - 2003-06-06

CM Shinobi

LC Spade

COL TheBlackxRanger - 2024-03-05

LC Thorn - 2003-06-19

AD TK-2107 - 2003-04-21

COL TK-7764 - 2003-05-01

CM TK-9780 - 2003-04-09

COL Torres

GN Triji Boliv - 2022-07-05

MAJ Tuba - 2011-05-23

CPT Tvan'Oris - 2003-07-09

LCM Valjean - 2003-10-16

CM Vanguard88 - 2023-09-07

CPT Vertigo

MAJ VinDoros - 2003-04-15

COL Vladet Xavier - 2003-08-11

CPT Von Predator - 2004-07-25

MAJ Wolve Excelsior Berkana - 2 times, last on 2023-09-30

CM Xanatos Screed

COL Zeth Durron

MAJ Zhaim Jifarr - 2005-01-28

VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles

COL Zystem Fryar - 2003-06-15

Title: The Shadow Academy: Dark Fury
Missions: 4
Medal: N/A
Game Platform: X-Wing vs TIE Fighter
Author: RSV/FA Darth Vader/M/FRG Phoenix/Reserves - TC #718 - quentinj@nmt.edu

Required patches
* EH Ship Patch for XvT

Installation instructions
1] Make sure you have the EH Ship Patch for XvT installed
2] Double click the .EHM file, the EH Battle Launcher will install the battle
3] Check the Misc folder in your XvT one for additional material like patches, sounds etc.
4] Press the X-wing vs TIE Fighter button on the EHBL to start the game
5] Create a new pilot and fly the Imperial training missions

See plotline.doc